SILLS AND SMITH – “MAPS”
A Spill Exclusive Canadian Video Premiere
Sills & Smith band, an independent project of Ottawa singer/songwriters Jeremy Sills and Frank Smith, has recorded their sixth album of original music called: Maps – Burned or Lost with famed producer Phillip Victor Bova at Bova Sound. The album — to be released in January 2018 — is an epic musical journey, with 14 songs and close to 70 minutes of music. The music careens between pastoral folk, to trippy indie rock, to progressive rock.
Maps – Burned or Lost features a melodic collection of new songs written by Frank Smith (words, music) and Jeremy Sills (music). The album is a cohesive song cycle addressing the fragility of human relationships and touching on social justice/human rights themes that have been a hallmark of the band’s output to date.
The new album Maps – Burned and Lost features the talents of Frank Smith (vocals), Jeremy Sills (vocals, acoustic guitars, piano, trumpet), Phil Bova (electric bass, keyboards and strings, hammond organ, tambourine, producer/recording engineer), T. Bruce Wittet (drums/percussion), Don Wallace (electric guitars), Jesse Stewart (various percussion instruments), Jim McDowell (organs), Marianne Dumas (keyboards/percussion), Petr Cancura (mandolin), Brian Tansley (saxophone, flute). Maps – Burned or Lost will be available in early January 2018 on iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp, CD Baby and in select box stores.
A beautiful music video for the song Maps, essentially the title track, was released on YouTube on December 4th. The video was created by Peter Gullerud, a California based painter.
Sills And Smith
Maps – Burned Or Lost
Release Date: Early 2018
The album can be pre-ordered ($10 for a digital download and $20 for the beautiful digipak CD edition) through their Indiegogo fundraising campaign, which features lots of great perks, including a lovely Maps – Burned or Lost silk-screened album t-shirt.